This year's edition will be no different as the Tigers will play host to dozens of elite visitors from not only Louisiana, but from all over the country. The 2013 Spring Game landed a commitment from OG Garrett Brumfield and the visit went a long way for eventual signee LB Clifton Garrett.
LSU will be hoping to have similar success this year with some of the top targets on their board expected to be in Baton Rouge on Saturday. TSD has the complete list of confirmed visitors for this weekend as well as the pertinent notes on the more noteworthy prospects.
Below you'll find the full rundown of recruits with offers that TSD has confirmed their attendance either through the player or through sources on the LSU side.
CB Jaylon Lane
DB Ronnie Harrison
OT Zach Giella
DE Rasool Clemons
S Roney Elam
ATH Lanard Fournette
CB Xavier Lewis
OG Adrian Magee
ATH Kirk Merritt
RB Derrius Guice
WR Jazz Ferguson (commit)
RB Nick Brossette (commit)
FB David Ducre (commit)
LS Blake Ferguson (commit)
WR Mykel Jones
CB Kristian Fulton
LB Michael Divinity
OT Willie Allen
WR Stephen Sullivan (commit)
DT Ed Alexander (commit)
RB/LB Dylan Moses (commit)
One of the most important recruiting aspects of the Spring Game is that it typically attracts a number of out-of-state prospects and gives them a taste of the gameday atmosphere. This year the Tigers expect to host at least five recruits from outside Louisiana with offers, and the coaches will look to make big impressions on them.
Elam has included LSU in his top three along with Texas and Texas A&M, and many are giving the Tigers' good chances. LSU was his first offer, and this will mark his first visit to Baton Rouge. If all goes well, you can expect the Tigers to shoot to the top of his list.
Lane, a former Ole Miss commit, received his LSU offer last week and quickly set up a visit to check out Baton Rouge. He hasn't started to narrow down his recruitment since reopening things, but he has said the Tigers are an early standout. Their reputation as DBU is a big reason for that, and this weekend will provide him a chance to learn more about LSU.
Rasool Clemons is another big out-of-state visitor, making the trip all the way from South Carolina. Clemons arrived Thursday and got to spend some one-on-one time with the coaches while touring campus. When LSU offered in January, he called it a dream come true as the Tigers were one of the schools he grew up following. Clemons is a long, lean defensive end with speed off the edge and has been a big target for LSU along the defensive line.
Zach Giella is one of several offensive tackles Jeff Grimes has offered in recent weeks. Auburn, Florida State, South Carolina and Kentucky are some of the top schools on his list, and he wants to make a commitment before his senior season. He'll arrive Friday and stay through Sunday.
Ronnie Harrison, a North Carolina commit, will also arrive in Baton Rouge on Friday. Bradley Dale Peveto has led his recruitment, and Harrison said he's interested to see how LSU compares to UNC. If he feels comfortable on campus, look for the Tigers to be a contender moving forward.
The Spring Game also offers a tremendous opportunity to get Louisiana's top prospects together to sell the appeal of playing for the home school. One of the bigger in-state visitors will be Kirk Merritt. This will mark his first trip to Baton Rouge since getting offered at Junior Day in February. This offensive weapon is a big target for the Tigers, and they'll be glad to make an impression on him this weekend.
Warren Easton WR Tyron Johnson is the lone 2015 prospect with an offer that TSD was unable to confirm his plans. But even if Johnson doesn't make it in this weekend, he was on campus two weeks ago for a scrimmage so the Tigers are still in great shape in his recruitment.
LSU will also play host to almost all of their top targets for the 2016 class as well. Prospects like Michael Divinity and Willie Allen have made multiple trips to Baton Rouge this spring, and the Tigers are in great shape with the other sophomores as well in this early stage. The more facetime the coaches get with them the better as that will all pay off down the line.
This weekend is sure to be a big one for the future of LSU football, and TSD will have complete coverage throughout the weekend. Stick with us on the message board for updates by clicking the link below.